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cutting back. americans are buying homes at the slowest pace on record. what is it going to take to lure people back into the market. the cia says the greatest single threat to american security lies in yemen. will the u.s. military act? murder mystery. the body of a british spy is stuffed into a duffel bag and found inside his department. an international mystery of 007 proportions. plus, oil-eating bacteria. how the gulf of mexico may be destroying the oily mess all on its own. hello, a very busy news day. we're just get this in from dlo
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angeles where a possible pipe bomb was found at manual arts high school in los angeles. it's home to about 2,000 students and staff. they all had to be evacuated to an athletic field while a bomb squad is inside working to remove the item. there's year-roung classes. we're going to keep our eye on that developing situation while the bomb squad is inside trying to figure out exactly what's going on there in southern los angeles. president obama today held a conference call with members of his economic team including tim geithner and economic adviser larry somerers. the white house says the team provided an update on the next steps to keep the economy growing including assistance to small businesses and extension of tax cuts to the middle lass. it followed a second straight day of unexpectedly grim numbers on home tales, more fuel over what is already a fiery debate
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heading into the november midterm elections. just today the news that new home sales in july dropped 12.4%, worse than predicted and the slowest pace on record. tuesday's numbers showed existing home sales plummeting to their lowest level since 1995. and then there's the demand for durable goods. things like televisions, cars, washing machine, also worse than analysts expected, growing by 0.3 of 0.3% last month. >> we've got mortgage rates at record lows. you know, there's a lot of housing out there. so people have a lot of choices. why are the housing numbers not improving? >> well, one of the biggest problems is credit isn't loose enough. it is very difficult to get a mortgage. while mortgage rates may be very low and that's all wonderful and
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great, it's not good enough. we really need to loosen credit a little bit so people can actually get a mortgage without a problem. >> and are you finding people are nervous about their jobs? nervous about what's going on in the stock market? >> definitely. people are very nervous about the employment numbers. they're nervous about their jobs. so going into a long-term hold on a house, you know, which is generally a ten-year hold, it's a difficult thing. >> so what kinds of questions should people be asking themselves if they're deciding whether or not they should get into the housing market now? >> i think the first question is, are you secure in your employment? are you comfortable that you are going to be able to pay mortgage payments and stay in that house for the long term? you really don't know what's going to happen in the short term. potentially housing could drop further over the short term, you know, two or three years. you want to be sure you can be in it in the long term and you won't be underwatt on that house. >> i guess the final question is whether housing really is a good
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vem and how you make that determinati determination. we've seen stories about how -- it's probably gone that this is your nest egg. housing prices may keep up with inflation. probably not much more than that. when do you figure out whether it's better to buy or rent? >> i think everybody has to look at it for themselves and their individual market and situation. you have to really do an analysis. for me, what is better? buy or rent? look at the hard numbers, look at the time line. look at where you want to be in ten years and then make a decision. i do think housing in general will wind up being a good investment over the long term. >> thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >> earlier today, i got reaction from former dnc leader howard dean to republicans including john boehner who say the answer to all the economic turmoil are spending cuts and tax cuts. >> here's the problem with boehner's idea and really the
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republican with republicans' ideas. they want to cut taxes for people who make $1 million a year and then they want to cut programs for modest income people. now that is dumb. the fact of the matter is if you get a tax relief or some money, put them in the pockets of ordinary people, which the stimulus package did, you increase their discretionary income and they have to spend every bit of it because they're justice getting by. if you give tax cuts to people who make $1 million a year, you don't change their discretionary spending very much. the republican economics, this is what got us here. when bush cut taxes for millionaires in 2001, that was the seed of the enormous deficit that we had then that was compounded by his iraq war. that's what got us into this. sot idea that we're going to go back to the republican policies on the economy, which is what boehner is arguing sfr insane. that's what got us here. more of that is going to make it worse not better.
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>> joanne reid is a political economist and editor of reidreport.com. joanne, let me start with you. if the economy continues to point in the wrong direction, how badly do you think democrats will feel it in november? are they going to take the blame as the party in power? >> bad economic news is always bad for the party in power, but democrats need remind this is what we've been trying to do to improve the economy. things are getting better. the cbo numbers that came out yesterday showed that the stimulus did work to create jobs, did help to improve the economy. and these are the guys that are trying to stand in our way on everything from tax cuts for small businesses to extending the child tax credit. all they want to do is give tax cuts to the rich. you have to make it a choice. it really comes down to each individual election.
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>> but what we have here, michael, is two days and three sets of bad economic numbers. two on housing, one on durable goods. we saw earlier today, the president and his economic team. what's white house strategy now? >> well, you know, i think the argument we just heard is a good one. there's a lot of economic evidence that the stimulus did prevent things from being worse than they are right now, but it's really a hard case to make. one problem is that white house economists feel we could put more stimulus into the economy. more spending would be good for the economy, but the public doesn't really support that. it's sort of hard to say republicans are blocking our efforts to further stimulate the economy because the public doesn't believe in mur stimulus. you're going to get what you heard from howard dean, the republican platform favors the rich and number two, republicans want to take us backwards and
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democrats want to take us forward. however upset people are with democrat, the republican party is actually still more unpopular than the democratic party in terms of just brand. they're trying to remind people what they didn't like about republicans. >> joanne, what else can the president do? he said we're making progress, just not as fast as anyone of us would like to make progress. but i think michael makes a good point. people aren't feeling it. we just heard from a tom broker. he said people are afraid from their skbrons afraid of investing in housing, one of the key drivers of the economy. what could the economy be communicating that he isn't now? >> i think communication is definitely an inshoe with this white house. i don't think they did a good job of communicating what the stimulus did, what it meant. people sometimes see the projects happening as a result of the stimulus and don't connect it to the stimulus package at all. so communication has to be better. the president has to do better. it's like reagan '82, you have to remind people that things are getting better.
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if i was the democrats, i would make republicans own issue by issue every item that we want to do. ill make them things they shouldn't say no to. tax cuts for small businesses, put it out there and see if the republicans want to obstruct it. if you want to extend the child tax cut credit, make them own every single vote so people remember this is a choice between a party that wants to help the middle class and a party who's primarily focused on tax cuts for the rich. >> how are the republicans feeling about this? obviously we heard the argument, they think they have a better plan. are they cohesive, do you think, on their strategy heading into november? >> well, to the extent that their strategy is pretty much to sit back and let the economy do the work for them. john boehner's speech was actually fairly bag at the end of the day, the speech he gave yesterday, calling on the economic team to be fired but also putting forward some proposals. for instance, he said you should
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have tax cuts for small businesses, but fundamentally, what he ended up saying was we need to balance the budget and the president should submit a plan. he said it should be up to the president to pick the painfully unpopular cuts. the republicans know the economy is going to do the political work for them. they don't need to stick their necks out with a highly detailed platform of cut this and cut that that's going to make voters upset. i think it's working well for them right now. the mystery begins with a gruesome discovery. a suspected spy, stabbed to death, stuffed into a duffel bag. right now, scott lan yard is on the case. martin flech we are more on this. >> the body was found with multiple stab wounds. who did it?
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the plot thickened when it turned out the man worked for the foreign office, reportedly looked for the government secret listening service and was reportedly on a year's assignment with mi-6. and this little twist, the company that owns its flat is called new rodina. what does that mean? in russian and bulgarian, it means mother land. and his telephone and sim cards were reportedly arranged on the table in a certain way. a neighbor said police told her the body could have been lying in the bath for two weeks. a police source said this threw cold water on the spy theory. if he really was a spy, you can imagine someone would have reported him missing rather sooner. as for the foreign office, they say they never comment on the staff or even if anybody is on their staff. now scotland yard has launched a murder inquiry. now it's back tot original questions -- who did it and why.
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terror cells in yemen are collaborating with allies in pakistan. the obama administration is reportedly considering escalating american operation ace cross the horn of africa and increasing the use of predator drones in a targeted killing program.
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jim miklaszewski joins us. why does al qaeda in yemen pose such a threat? >> while they remain the sort of spiritual leaders of al qaeda, the fact of the matter is they the successful u.s. operations there to some extent in terms of the cia predator drone strikes and increased activity by pakistani military and going after terrorists in the western part of that country have rendered al qaeda in pakistan pretty much nonoperational. so what's happening is the operational aspects of al qaeda have pretty much migrated to those cells there in yemen. after all, you remember, that the underwear christmas day bomber was dispatched from yemen. and the american imam al-alwaki
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continues to protest there in yemen. so it's clear to u.s. officials they have to consider a more aggressive approach to getting at the operation in yemen. that country hasn't had a viable, stable government that has control over the entire country for a number of years, therefore leaving an opening for al qaeda to, in fact, operate. >> thanks, mick. >> let's give some perspective of an afghanistan combat veteran. he led the american support plan for afghan reconciliation and served aez special assistant to former secretary of state condoleezza rice. he's also author of "the other wes moore -- one name, two
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fates." does this information about al qaeda in yemen reinforce the idea -- i don't want to make light of this, but we're sort of maybe playing a little bit of whack-a-mole when it comes to terrorism? we go one place, and they move around? >> this high lites two realities that we saw. first is the true internationalization of the long war and the fact that this is not just iraq and afghanistan, but really we're talking about a lot of pockets around the world that have to be understood better and we have to have true and really ho list ig approaches how we're going to evaluate it. i know one thing we saw in afghanistan was a lot of subjects that were either captured or body identifications of them, we weren't just fining afghans or pakistanis, we were finding arabs and people from saudi arabia. and people from yemen. so there's a real internationalization of what's taking place right now. i think the other reality that this shows is that it helps to underscore the importance of dealing in areas that have these
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types of concerns. we have a country in many of the areas have single digit literacy wait raits. in yemen, you have some areas of 35% unemployment. half the population lives under the poverty line. these issues have to be addressed as well. >> let me talk about that. we have been talking about a guy over the last 24 hours or so who's been called the internet bin laden, american born who has done a lot of sermons on line and has done recruitments. we had this at 9/11. we sort of had our focus on al qaeda. is the focus that diverse? is that -- is our efforts so divided that it makes it far more difficult now than it was
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before? >> i don't know if it's about our efforts being too divided, but really what it is, though, it's helping to understand that you can not just have a certain focus on one specific area and think that's being effective on the long war. the groups that we're combatting at this point are extraordinarily mallable and they adapt very well to its spirngs we have to make sure we're just as mallable and creative in the terms to the way we're going to attack it. this is really a nonmilitary operation supported by military tactics. that understanding has got to be very clear. not just in afghanistan and iraq, but a lot of other place where is the united states military finds itself. >> but it's a key debate right now about afghanistan and what role it plays in the fight against terrorism. i want to read to you what was
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said about obama's deadline for starting to pull troops out of afghanistan. >> for starters, i have taken a look about that speech. and what was most surprising was that -- was his full-throated -- >> that was the wrong thing. let me read for you, if i can, what general james conway said. he said, we know the president was talking to several audiences at the same time, when he made his comments on july 2011. we think right now it's probably getting our enemies sustenance. we've intercepted communications that say hey, you know, we only have to hold out for so long. what's your reaction to that? >> i think one thing we all understand is that anytime the commandner chief or the president of the united states speaks, they are always talking to multiple audiences because you look at the multiple constituencies that the president had to address. i think we get that and understand that.
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when we look at that time frame, we shouldn't look to much into it and too little into it. we need to reassess where we are and where we need to be. >> thank you. >> up ne, whatxt, what's the ri thing you can eat? you probably have it in your fridge right now. then the strangest video we' seen all day. no, your eyes aren't fooling you. that is a monkey riding a dog. . oh, new phillips' colon health probiotic plus fiber.
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>> we're still in the middle of an egg recall. we have a list of the top ten riskiest foods regulated by the fda. many foods have the most vitamins and nutrients, but if not washed and handled properly they also have the most chance of causing illness outbreaks. at number ten, berries. the next riskiest in order are sprouts, tomatoes, ice cream, cheese and in the top five, potatoes, oyster, tuna, eggs, and number one, leafy greens. the fda and cdc urge you to always wash your hands and your food. in light of the more than 500,000 million egg recall, not surprising that eggs is the number two riskiest food. but britain found a fix and the u.s. rejected it. after a salmonella outbreak, the
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uk started vaccinating hens to keep them from spreading s salmonel salmonella. that's been available in the u.s. since 1992. joining us is the director of food safety from the center of science in the public interest. good afternoon. >> good afternoon, chris. health officials here have not made it mandatory. is there a good reason for that? >> well, one survey done by the industry association said that about 90% of companies were using the vaccine, but the government hasn't been man dating it. what they did mandate recently is that the companies take specific precautions. they make sure their chicks are certified as salmonella free and they test their barns regularly to ensure the flocks don't become contaminated. this has obviously raised a lot
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of questions. when you look at the list of the top ten foods and the potential all the foods have to make us sick, what's the thing you think from your perspective as a public advocate the government should be focussing on? >> i think that list shows the fda really hasn't been a cop on the beat when it comes to food safety with pe need an agency that really is working in a presentative mode, not just reacting when outbreaks occur. and congress right now is considering legislation that will turn fda into that cop on the beat when it comes to food safety. >> thank you so much. >> nice to see you. >> we're tracking the tropics. hurricane dani hurricane danielle still swirling in the tropics. and a woman who tossed a cat in the garbage can, feeling the fury of fable users. now she's trying to explain her
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>> i'm jane wells with your cnbc market wrap. the dow is down by over 100 points during the day after yesterday's dismal housing numbers. today joined by abysmal new home numbers. but everything has turned around. the dow jones industrials up 15. a new sign, though, the economic recovery is losing momentum. sorry. the commerce department said businesses cut back on orders of machines and equipment. although overall durable goods rose 0.3%. that was mainly due to a 76% jump in aircraft orders, excluding that, orders actually dropped 3.8%. labor day, just over a week ago. and aaa says it expects more americans to travel for the holiday weekend this year. the group says more than 34 million people will be on the road. up 10% from a year ago.
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however, more people will stay closer to home in an effort to save money. that's it from cnbc. chris, back to you. >> thank you, jane. that category one storm cruising along the atlantic, danielle, returned to hurricane strength overnight. a new storm is also developing behind danielle. kim? kim can't hear us. well, we'll get back to that. we continue to track that hurricane. one of the concerns is that it might still be heading for that ship that's going to be tracking the i tannic. we'll see how that's going as well. primary voters have stone and the results are mixed for political insiders and total newcomers and in what could turn out to be a major upset in alaska, senator lisa murkowski is on the rope against virtual unknown joe milner the gop
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primary. miller is leading murkowski, but there are still several thousand absentee pal ballots to be counted. we hope to gets results in a day or two. in the florida senate primary, kendrick meek managed to overcome a huge gap in campaign cash to defeat billionaire jeff green. rick scott won an upset victory over attorney general bill ma cull lum. in arizona, senator john mccain easily defeated challenger j.d. hayworth who made illegal immigration the centerpiece of his campaign. and ben quayle, son of former vice president dan quayle won the gop primary for a congressional seat in arizona. after a campaign in which he called president obama the worst president ever. right now, a team of experts
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is a the site of the titanic underwater tomb. more than 1,500 people died nearly a century ago. the expedition set sail from st. johns newfoundland on monday. kerry sanders has been with the expedition from the very beginning. kerry, how you doing? >> well, chris, it's so odd to think it was 100 years ago, 1912, the titanic was in these waters, frigid north atlantic water, hit an iceberg and sank. and today, look out here. it's in the high 60s, the water is calm. it's a beautiful day here. but we right now are over the site where the titanic went down. the debris field is about two miles down below us. and as you noted, before the scientists began their work today, they did pause for a moment with some flowers to recognize the lives lost here. more than 1,500 people died when the titanic went down.
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now, the work they're going to do, and this is what they're getting ready to do, is launch some very high-tech equipment. right here, what looks like a torpedo, this is an auv, an autonomous unmanned vehicle. they dropped the transponders into the water, which will communicate with this. and this will go down and begin mapping underneath with sky scan sonar and take pictures down there as well. once this comes up, they launch the really cool 3d, hd cam perhaps we may see some pictures in 48 hours. it may take four days. bottom line is they are at the very edge right now of doing something that's never been done before. and consider this -- that's almost two -- or twor-plus miles down there. it's an incredible depth. the hole is if they can take these pictures they'll finally be able to answer some
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questions. we know the titanic hit that iceberg. what's unclear is whether rivettes popped, whether an area alongside of the hull was cut maybe 300 feet along and that's how the water rushed in. so there's a lot of work. as i come back out here, i just once again want to stress about how calm these waters are and how strange it is in con tast to the sheer terror and horror of the tragedy that happened april 15, 1912. >> i can't wait to see those 3d pictures. i'm curious, how optimistic are they that that question that's been lingering ever since the titanic went down, kpa whaktly happened, will be able to be answered? >> you know, there's a lot of variables here. of course, the -- the ship broke into pieces, and it was going down. and when it was traveling down, i mean, it was going at quite a rate of speed. and hammered into, augustered into the seabed.
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and so part of it may actually be obscured down there. it's really kind of a mystery and they don't know themselves. that's part of the excitement. the technicians, the scientist, the a yoltss all onboard here are giddy with excitement. they just know there's the real possibility of new discovery here. and that, of course, is fascinating to everybody, i think. >> so cool you get to be a part of it. kerry, thanks as always. >> iran says they have successfully fired their newest missile. the test of the short range surface to surface missile was broadcast on iranian television. the new missile is capable of hitting targets up to 120 miles away. amazing video from brazil where a fire tornado was caught on tape. strong winds and brush fires combined to create the wind tunnels of flames. weeks of drought have led to those brush fires. and a woman who tossed a cat into a trash can said it was a
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joke that went wrong. s she said she thought it would be funny to dump the cat into the trash bin. thousands of facebook members have lashed out, suggesting she should be sent to jail. law school was once seen as the path to a high-paying job, but in today's tough times, are law schools overstating employment prospects for students? isle talk to a law school grad who's on a hungry strike. plus, brittany spears says she's a big fan of gaga's. could a duet be in the works? she felt lost... until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her colon. oh, now that's the best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health.
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law schools are taking heat from dischanted graduates who say they were misled by job prospects. there's a bunch of blogs say the i abure of big bucks of a
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courtroom career left thim racked with death and jobless all because universities didn't tell the truth. we're entering the age of the overhead of americans where degree holders are forced to take menial jobs to get by according to some. joining me now is an unemployed law school grad in the midst of a hunger strike. tell us about this. what point do you have to get across by going on a hunger strike which is now in day 21? >> thank you for having me. yes, today is day 21. i want to emphasize the importance of law school transparency. there's no other way to fix this problem. if we continue act like it doesn't exist, the same cycle is going to repeat itself. >> what were you told or led to believe that wasn't true? >> for me, it's just a matter of what salaries are in the industry as referenced to what you can do with a career. i think a lot of that is valid, but wasn't told is how many people actually accomplish the
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picture perfect vision that's sold to students. more importantly, i don't think that students are taught effectively in career counseling how to go after the jobs they say exist. i think that's the biggest issue here. >> there are a lot of people who have been caught off-guard by the economy, by high unemployment. i mean, do you really think given the overall economic conditions that your complaints are valid? >> i think they are. because the legal industry a different industry than other industries. more importantly is a way to get done. and that's not getting done in law school. it's another thing to take on six fig universe debt and hold a certain place of society and not be able to do what you need to do. so i think it's relevant now. i don't think the industry has anything to do with it right now. >> you know, as i understand it, $150,000 in loans. what's next for you? >> i'm taking my mba right now,
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but i'm putting both degrees together to make it work. i'm trying to fix what i couldn't do in law school alone. because i don't have the effective career counseling was given. it's not a matter of my school specifically, just the way things are done. in law, things need to be changed in reference to career counseling. it's no longer you graduate and go work in a firm and get a job. people need to build careers that last long. and law schools can do something about that now. one of my biggest things, if you buy a car for $20,000, you may get five features or so. but if you spend $150,000 on a car, you should get the bells and whistles and everything you need. >> good luck to you and thanks for coming on. >> thank you. their divorce is final and today we're hearing from both elin nordegren and tiger woods. the 30-year-old mother of two says i feel stronger than i ever
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have. i have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself. at a golf tournament, today tiger shared some of what he's going through. >> i'm being asked questions all the time. even after -- even as the tournaments are going, i was still being asked questions while we're playing. and, you know, that's always difficult. >> do you still love her? >> i wish her the best in everything. it's a sad time in our lives. >> wow. he went on to say he and elin now are both focussing on their kids. next, a surprising new discovery in the gulf. how nature is working to clean up the oil. plus -- >> my wife knows everything. the wife doesn't know. they're one-two. of course they are. >> the horse race that turned into a tale of two wooifs. who came out on top? blach
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what does the gulf oil spill have to do with pac-man? well, it seems we owe par of the clean-up to ocean pacman gobbl clear patway. scientists have found evidence that naturally occurring bacteria deep in the gulf adapted to bb's oil disaster and actually helped to cleanse the waters. the research published in the journal "science" was funded by the general energy department along with support from bp. let's bring in the man who headed up the study, dr. terry hayesen of the lawrence berkeley national lab. thanks very much for joining us. when the oil first started leaking, there was so much trial and error tryi to figure out how to treat the problem. what have you learned about what's going on naturally inside the gulf? >> well, there's bugs that -- bugs, literally. i refer to bacteria. they are living deep in the gulf, and -- and they have been
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adapted to natural seeps that constantly occur so they like to -- to eat that oil and in fact are doing it. >> and if i read your study right, it found that the dominate microbe in the oil plume was in the oil species. is this a case of instant evolution? >> no. it's just that we haven't -- it's never been found before, and it's closely -- it's related to other organisms that we know of, but it's -- it's quite different so that it must be a new species, according to the genetic similarities that we see. >> is it possible to even project how much of this massive oil spill might clean itself up naturally? >> probably a large part of it will, but, of course, there's -- there's parts of the oil that are very recalcitrant and will degrade quite slowly. fortunately, this particular
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type of oil, most of the components are readily biodegradable. >> yeah. this study would seem to back up noaa's contention that the oil is degrading quickly, but there was a study from woods hole last week that suggested it is not. do we really know for sure? >> well, i've discussed this with the author -- chief author of that paper, and we think our work is actually complementary. he was measuring different things than i was, and so basically we see the plume in exactly the same place. he didn't have the proof of the bacteria being there, and how fast they could degrade it. >> well, it's fascinating stuff and we thank you for taking the time to be with you, dr. terry hazen. >> you're welcome. >> fastest three minutes in news. ready. hit the clock. first up, a radioactive bust.
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today police in the ex-soviet republic of moldova seized 1.8 kilograms of uranium in a sting operation. three people are under arrest accused of looking for international buyers for those rods. now to an x-ray that reveals the shocking reason a german man was having headaches for the past five years. he has a bullet in his head. the man says he remembers being hit with something when he was partying in the street one new year's eve. he never guessed that it was a bullet. into the final furlong, my wife knows everything. the wife doesn't know. they are one, two, of course they are. my wife knows everything in front. to the outside the wife doesn't know. my wife knows everything. the wife doesn't know. my wife knows everything more than the wife doesn't know. >> trust me. the wife knows everything. a hilarious coincidence on the track in new jersey. the horse named my wife knows everything ran neck in neck with that other horse who was named the wife doesn't know.
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in had an odd bit of vindication for all women out there, we heard it. my wife noeg knows everything won. today roads are finally clearing after that ten-day traffic jam on the high way in beijing. drivers had been camped out as crews worked to clean up accidents and sure puts a whole new spin on like i'm stuck in traffic and i'll late, like ten days week. uk singing sensation is counting her blessing reportedly getting ready to sing for pope benedict. she is set to be one of the performers for the pope during his visit to scotland last month. ♪ britney spears could be calling on lady gaga. britney is hinting at a duet with the famed monster star and says she's a huge gaga fan. gaga originally wrote the single "telephone" for one of britney's albums but brit passed after recording the demo. >> i'm a vampire, duh.
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>> that's a clip from the new spoof "vampires suck." hollywood reporter finds that "twilight," "true blood" and the rest of the blood-sucking series have a $7 billion impact on the hollywood economy, 7 billion. next stop spain. thousands of people getting messy at the tomatina festival. the annual food fight on the eastern coast draws visitors from around the world. if you love shoes, you want to look right at your tv. designer vivian westwood has unpacked 37 years of shoes and can you catch it at a new exhibit in london. finally, the monkey riding the dog. here's the news. who? bob ott monkey and red the dog, what, 40-yard dash, why? to promote a state fair? when? this morning. where? alabama. we hope you feel very informed, and that brings us down to the
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